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My @writingproject's Social Justice study group is underway. We are reading @IjeomaOluo's 'So You Want to Talk About Race' (highly recommend).

Today was our third meeting, and it's wonderful to have a group of colleagues invested in doing this study together. 1/
I left w/gratitude for this space. BUT lately this gratitude has been accompanied by deep disappointment that this work isn't a priority for all Ts.

Now I know that there are probably many Ts who are also upset at the current racist, xenophobic, homophobic hatred in society. 2/
But just being upset doesn't. actually. change. anything. We have to DO something.

And I know there are probably Ts who are doing the work inside their classrooms but may not be actively sharing this on social media and otherwise. 3/
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Here’s three titles (to start) that are must reads for every educator serious about equity.

Starting with #WhiteFragility by Dr. Robin D’Angelo… #LearnLAP
Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain by @Ready4rigor #LearnLAP…
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We all would do well to sit with Robin DiAngelo's #WhiteFragility and absorb sentences like this: “I believe that white progressives cause the most daily damage to people of color.” Great piece @xwaldie for @NewYorker.…
This: “The most effective adaptation of racism over time is the idea that racism is conscious bias held by mean people.” I've been thinking a lot about this false binary thinking in the context of #MeToo: the notion that there are "good" and "bad" men. We're complex.
Pair this with @MaggieHagerman 's outstanding new research on the stories affluent white parents tell themselves about how they're raising their kids... and why. Definitely the thing I struggle with the most here in #Seattle.…
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At Seattle Public Library for Robin DiAngelo talk on #WhiteFragility. Live tweet warning! #thread @UW @SPLBuzz
Here’s a 2011 journal article on #whitefragility…
Reminder that we are sitting on indigenous land
(White people are not taught our deep history) #WhiteFragility
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In which we are reminded that the best way to disprove ideas of white fragility is to whinge about "anti-white" "racial slurs" in a most fragile way (while also demonstrating a gross and deliberate distortion of what racial slurs actually are) to rile up more fragile white folks.
Why, honestly why, do conferences on white privilege, and admissions of white privilege, and discussions of white privilege elicit such visceral reactions? What, honestly, are the Haskells of the world afraid of?
Seriously, this shameful mobbing of Walcott makes me think of the Old Oligarch, who complained about the rampant equality in democratic Athens that failed to afford the better sort their rightful place:
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